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Catlett Conway

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Catlett Conway

Birth
Madison County, Virginia, USA
Death
6 Dec 1929 (aged 89)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA Add to Map
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Son of Battaile Conway of "Ellerslie",Madison County and his wife,Mary Wallace,of"Glen Wallace",same county.

He was a student at the University of Virginia when the War Between the States began,he left the university and enlisted in Company A,7th Virginia Regiment,and took part in seventeen important battles of the war,being supposedly mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettsyburg while charging with Pickett's Division,of which he was a member.He was captured and taken to a Northern hospital.He was later exchanged,when he returned to his company and continued to serve with it until the surrender at Appomattox.

Moved to Richmond in 1870 and engaged in the grain and feed business for a number of years and subsequently was secretary of the Richmond Granite Company for twenty years,

For the last twenty-five years of his life he had lived in Philadelphia with his eldest daughter,Mrs.Mary Wallace Hayden(Luke Hayden).

He was a past commander of Pickett Camp,of Richmond.Also the father of Mrs.J.Pride Hunt of Chatham,Virginia.

Brother-in-law of Parker Thornton,Sr;Hay T.Thornton,and McCarty Thornton,Sr.He was also related to the Wallace,Gordon,Dade,Fitzhugh,Taliaferro and Mayo families of Virginia,and was a cousin of the former Duke of Argyle.
Son of Battaile Conway of "Ellerslie",Madison County and his wife,Mary Wallace,of"Glen Wallace",same county.

He was a student at the University of Virginia when the War Between the States began,he left the university and enlisted in Company A,7th Virginia Regiment,and took part in seventeen important battles of the war,being supposedly mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettsyburg while charging with Pickett's Division,of which he was a member.He was captured and taken to a Northern hospital.He was later exchanged,when he returned to his company and continued to serve with it until the surrender at Appomattox.

Moved to Richmond in 1870 and engaged in the grain and feed business for a number of years and subsequently was secretary of the Richmond Granite Company for twenty years,

For the last twenty-five years of his life he had lived in Philadelphia with his eldest daughter,Mrs.Mary Wallace Hayden(Luke Hayden).

He was a past commander of Pickett Camp,of Richmond.Also the father of Mrs.J.Pride Hunt of Chatham,Virginia.

Brother-in-law of Parker Thornton,Sr;Hay T.Thornton,and McCarty Thornton,Sr.He was also related to the Wallace,Gordon,Dade,Fitzhugh,Taliaferro and Mayo families of Virginia,and was a cousin of the former Duke of Argyle.


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